Robber holds up Foods Co in Salinas

gang shooting

A robber, acting as though he had a handgun under his sweatshirt, held up a Foods Co Saturday at 1030 E. Alisal St. in Salinas.

The stickup happened about 6:30 p.m. A Foods Co cashier was helping a customer when a man who appeared to be in his 40s simulated having a handgun under his sweatshirt, police said.

The robber, wearing a black hoodie, black pants and black shoes, told the cashier to open the register.

The robber grabbed an unknown amount of cash and ran off through the parking lot. He was seen getting into a dark-colored pickup with a camper shell that had a “Leer” sticker on it. Video and dollar amount taken are pending, police said.

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